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There is no clear answer: That depends on your type of photography. If you want the camera just to take the usual this and that photos, you are probably not missing out very much. The computational support in the phone has come quite a way. However, you will notice some limitations: Due to the small sensor, the performance in low light is limited. The phone'...


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(I'm promoting my comments to an answer now that I have a little more time.) In addition to all the points brought up in other answers, there are several non-technical, "user experience", reasons that a DSLR is superior to a smart phone. The first relates to the "immediacy" of the controls. After a few (dozen) hours using a camera the ...


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On top of what has been said, part of a photographer's skills is to make arbitrages between light received, exposure time, and depth of field. With a smartphone, you may experiment with framing, which is very important, but you won't really be able to experiment with light, exposure and depth of field. In a sense, it is like learning to play guitar with only ...


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The MacOS X feature that's responsible for showing you previews in Finder, Spotlight, standard file dialogs, etc., is called QuickLook. QuickLook needs an importer for each type of file that you'd like to preview. For standard types like text files, JPEG and PNG images, sounds, and others, the system has built-in QuickLook importers. In other cases, ...


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Yes, you can do it several ways. With the image selected: Pull down the Image menu, then say Duplicate 1 Photo. ⌘-D Right-click or Ctrl-click the photo, then say "Duplicate 1 photo" None of these methods make a copy of the original file on disk, a fact you can verify by subsequently saying File → Show Referenced File in Finder. No matter whether you ...


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You are wanting to compare apples to oranges. DSLRs us a separate autofocus sensor to do Phase Detection Auto Focus so that the mirror can remain down and the scene can remain visible in the viewfinder during focusing. PDAF uses light from opposite edges of the lens to measure the distance to the subject using the same principles as stereoscopic ...


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In the iOS 10.0 release notes, there are two mentions of RAW images: The new AVCapturePhotoOutput class provides a unified pipeline for all photography workflows, enabling more sophisticated control and monitoring of the entire capture process and including support for new features such as Live Photos and RAW format capture. You should transition to ...


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A lot of things have been touched on but upon re-reading your question and seeing you'd get multiple lenses 18-55 mm, 70-300 mm, and 50 mm prime. There is no way a camera phone is going to function with as much versatility as the package you're proposing. Digital zoom is not a feature. It's just cropping a photo. You won't touch a 300mm lens with a camera ...


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Yes. The smartphones are small, easy to use, allways connected to networks, stuffed with all the filters... They, actually, replaced them years ago. But through point-and-shoot cameras. No. The smartphone geometry will never allow to build such optics that can barely close to the DSLR/Mirrorless. Each pixel needs some area to gather photons, the more area it ...


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Renaming file do not change the content of the file. So you should not be afraid of this. Renaming of the file is operation, related to the metainformation of your picture, stored in the filesystem and it is not related to the content of the file itself


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Official wifi adapter Pros: Allows more than just photo transfer. Nikon's official apps (iOS, Android) will allow remote triggering. Unofficial apps (e.g. qDslrDashboard) will probably give you more control: at the very least, remote control of basic parameters (aperture, exposure time, ISO), and in principle they can combine this with triggering to add ...


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According to Chipworks photos, iPhone 6 camera has about 50000 phase detection pixels. These are only individual pixels, and as explained by Michael, they do not compare directly to the DSLR autofocus points. But the next generation of sensors changes the game again (mirrorless, mobile, but also DSLR in liveview mode, see Canon's or Samsung's Dual Pixel AF)...


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A quick google search reveals no hard information but something like this: "The lens modules themselves bear no such identification, but Taiwanese manufacturers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical have been named as suppliers for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 -- with the iPhone 5 manifests also listing Japanese optical manufacturer Kantatsu." - http://...


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Since you asked why: the reason for this is that the files on the camera are stored using a very simple filesystem using 8.3 file names, which by default are upper-case (originally these filesystems didn't distinguish between upper and lower case in filenames). There's an option in Linux (shortname=lower) that can be used when mounting the USB storage which ...


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So, the short answer if you're editing and saving from Snapseed is yes. There are a couple of reasons why this will result in reduction of quality: You've discarded data from RAW to PNG/JPG in the first place. This now gives less information for Snapseed to work with and so further edits could result in even less data, especially in the shadows and ...


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There is, of course, an XKCD for this: https://xkcd.com/1235/ Basically, what everybody else has said with particular emphasis on not relying on "megapixelage" as the sole metric of how good a camera is. Broadly speaking, you'll get a better photo with an old DSLR (let's say 3 megapixels) with a true zoom lens which allows you to frame your subject ...


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A phone will be nowhere near as good as a camera if: You want long-range (planes, birds, wild-life, etc) You want a bit more creative control (motion blur, shallow dof, etc) You will edit the photos later on photoshop/lightroom/gimp/etc. I don't mean remove/add things, even for basic fixes like white balance, saturation, etc. Saving RAW, never jpeg. My ...


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Changing the center of the vignetting tool in Apple Photos does not appear to be possible. The available settings are: Strength, Radius, Softness.


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AA probably stands for Apple Aperture, which was probably the origin of the format. Apple Aperture has been discontinued. E may stand for Edit, since the file contains image edit history. But no one really knows, so it's an Arbitrary Apple Extension.


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.AAE File Extension An AAE file contains edits made to an image using the Photos app on an iOS device. It is used to transfer non-destructive edits a user has made to .JPG images in iOS to the macOS system. AAE files can be found accompanying the images for which they contain edits. What is File Extension AAE and How Do You Open It An .AAE file is simply ...


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In recent years, I have seen smartphone photos taken by others that totally blew away any reservation I previously had about using smartphones for photography or video. The usual assertion has been that phone cameras : Lack ability to change the focal length. But when you look at what they have done, its really not much different from using a prime lens on ...


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There are multiple good answers, but I'm going to approach it from a different direction: On an easy shot a modern phone is within the ballpark of a DSLR. While there still is a difference it rarely matters. What does matter is when the shot isn't so easy for whatever reason. Multiple answers have already touched on zoom--only optical zoom matters, digital ...


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You can Cut Cmd ⌘ X then Paste Cmd ⌘ V same as in most apps. I can't test Screenshots, but if they're treated like a 'library' rather than an 'album', then you could perhaps set up an intermediate album to keep track of progress. Copy all to there, then cut paste into their new album locations. You can't Cmd ⌘ / drag, or Copy then opt/Paste Cmd ⌘ ...


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Although I do not have any personal experience with the program, MetaImage seems to be what you are looking for. From their website: Metalmage for impeccable metadata MetaImage is the only macOS tool that allows to edit, read, and write metadata while working with all types of tag formats. Navigating through a sleek interface, you can change everything ...


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To reframe you question, you need to understand what Photos really is. It is essentially 3 things : previews you can look at on the screen your originals sorted somewhere (including EXIF information, related to the shooting, and possibleIPTC information, vulgarly referred to as "metadata" ) a database to handle the previews The database does not ...


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This is a recognized bug in LR, and it is fixed in the newest version (Lightroom CC 2015.10/Lightroom 6.10). See the LR changelog under https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/iphone_video_capture_time_is_shifted_upon_import_to_lightroom


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This is an old thread, but the A5000 can be used as a "webcam" using the OpenMemories-Tweak from ma1co on GitHub. I've successfully used this procedure (modified slightly since I used the macos version of pmca-gui) to output clean (ie: no on-screen displays) 1080p from the micro HDMI port. I use a $15 USB 3.0 HDMI video capture device and have ...


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Every Mac ships with an application called Image Capture. It's in your Applications folder. It tethers to a lot of cameras. Give it a try. Free and it works great.


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The cloud back up would happen as the following. Only your local photos would be copied to the cloud. Google photos / Apple Photos, Backs up your local images, They make a copy in the cloud, So as long you have the local photo there may be a copy in both, Google and Apple photo. If you delete de image in your phone you may still have it on the cloud, ...


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You will need to jailbreak your iPad in order to do this. Apple, for whatever reason, doesn't allow anything but importing files into the Photos app, not arbitrarily. That's not the worst thing — the photos will all be there. You'll just have to build your workflow around what Apple has decided, not necessarily devise your own scheme. Once the photos are ...


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